The Committee, lead by Treasurer Kevin Quigley, has undertaken a revision of the rules which govern the operation of the Melbourne Athenaeum, last revised and registered in 2007. Members will have an opportunity to raise any questions about these draft rules at the AGM, which will take place in the Library at 1pm on 17 April.
You can read an annotated version of these draft rules here.
You can view the current rules of the organisation here.
Much of our city’s standing as Australia’s cultural capital can be traced back to the Melbourne Athenaeum and the role it played in the early promotion and development of music, visual arts, literature and theatre.
Sisters in Crime, Scarlet Stiletto Awards
For more than 10 years, the Melbourne Athenaeum Library has proudly sponsored the Body in the Library category of the Scarlett Stiletto Awards, run by Sisters in Crime.
The crime and mystery short story competition was conceived in 1994 to discover and support new talent, and the Body in the Library category has grown to be one of the awards’ most popular.
The library has also hosted entertaining readings of winning entries by notable authors including Angela Savage, Susanna Lobez, Leigh Redhead and Jane Clifton.
More information on the Scarlet Stiletto Awards is at www.sistersincrime.org.au
Previous winning entries can be enjoyed here:
1st Prize: Jem Tyley-Miller for The Surrogate
2nd Prize: Maeve James for Armchair Detective
1st Prize: Clare Fletcher for Death's Waiting Room
2nd Prize: Susan Green for Creativity Now!
1st Prize: Kristin Murdock for The Irony of Silence
2nd Prize: Fin J Ross for Murder by the Book
1st Prize: Blanche Clark for At Length I Would Be Avenged
2nd Prize: Kelly Gardiner for Death in the Catacombs
1st Prize: Fin J Ross for Deadly Ernestine
2nd Prize: Kat Clay for Lady Loveday Investigates
1st Prize: Narelle M Harris for Jane
2nd Prize: Natalie Conyer for In Memoriam
1st Prize: Catherine Moffat for The Team from Information Services
2nd Prize: Ellen Vickerman for Where Yellow Ends
1st Prize: Jenny Spence for Caught on Camera
2nd Prize: Katie Mills for To Drive Out Evil Spirits
1st Prize: Natalie Conyer for The Book Club
2nd Prize: Fin J Ross for The VOTOS Solution
1st Prize: Dawn Farnham for The Body in the Library
2nd Prize: Aoife Clifford for The Case of the Vanishing Husband
1st Prize: Kath Harper for Brought to Book
2nd Prize: Aoife Clifford for QUIT